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Re: apt and upgrades

Unfortunately, RHN only provides the most basic packages and is rather slow
in updating to new versions. Therefore, I use Synaptic with apt4rpm and it
works great. There are lots of essential packages available, like sodipodi
or xine. Ximian Red Carpet is also cool (e.g., for installing their new
Evolution or OpenOffice 1.1). I hope that RHLP will be more reactive and
complete. RHLP seems like a good move to me.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Ricker" <kaboom gatech edu>
To: <rhl-list redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: apt and upgrades

> On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Ali-Reza Anghaie wrote:
> > > My other question is if there is no longer going to be boxed CDs for
> > > sale perhaps it might be possible in the future for upgrading between
> > > versions to work in a way that doesn't require CDs?
> >
> > People do upgrades w/ apt and yum today that way. Various levels of
> > are reported.
> >
> > Who knows what'll be integrated into the RHLP at this point but it's
> > considering IMO. Although I'd like to see whatever gets integrated be
> > vertical enough that it can practically be used in the RHEL offerings..
> RHN can also be used for OS upgrades....
> up2date --upgrade-to-release=foo
> later,
> chris
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